As some of you who have been following me for a while already know, when I was in high school I fell from one of my horses and lost my memory. It only seems to affect my long term memory now. But that is how I initially got started into photography. I feel the NEED to take photos for fear I will one day not remember these precious moments in life. BUT do you know how I became a wedding coordinator?
Well, let me tell you! After college I worked at a resort for 5 long years. Learning a lot about business, being a manager and seeing TONS of weddings! All along just taking photos for friends on the side. During that time I became friends with the wedding coordinators who worked at the resort. Happy to help when I could lend a hand. So when Becky left the resort and started her own wedding and event company Something Blue Wedding & Events. She asked if I would be interested in being one of her "day of" assistants, I was happy to help! Fast forward few years later and I find myself not only assisting her (AND HAYLEY!) on weddings still but taking on my own "Day of Coordinating" jobs for her! It turns out these two different jobs go very well together! As a Coordinator I focus on making sure the bride & groom's day goes as smoothly as possible and doing any trouble shooting that may come up so they can enjoy the day. Aaaand if I find time, I like to take a few detail shots and maybe a quick picture of the happy couple (I always ask the hired photographer if it is ok first). But then when I am the Photographer for the wedding I find myself in my pre-wedding consultation slipping into my coordinator mind. Trying to make sure they have their vendors arriving on time, enough power for their lighting and band... I'm more of a 2 for 1 deal these days, lol! Basically I LOVE both of my jobs! (outside of being a mom) There is something very gratifying about helping a couple relax and enjoy one of the most important days of their life and helping them document it as well.
Photo by Matt Mason Photography
You can see more behind the scenes photos and videos (most taken by yours truly!) of the Something Blue team at http://www.somethingbluelakegeneva.com/
Dana & Tanner's Super Fun Engagement Shoot at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy & Walworth Co. Fair
These two... I couldn't even handle the cuteness with them! They are so completely in love with one another that I was smiling and laughing right along with them during the whole shoot!
Then we headed to the Walworth Co. Fair!
It always feels good to be able to give back! So when I was asked about helping the Fontana Grade School PTSO with their annual Family Photo Fundraiser, I was excited about the idea! Just one problem... They typically held it during the busiest wedding month! But we were able to make it work and had a great turnout! It was two separate days of mini sessions and we lucked out on the first day with GREAT weather.... On the second we may have been dodging under trees to get out of the rain but everyone was a team player and the photos turned out beautifully! Here are a few favorites:
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
Elyse Bullard Photography specializes in weddings and portraits in the Fontana, Walworth, William bay, Lake Geneva and greater SE Wisconsin and Northern Illionios.